What TULSA Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

Monday 18 June 2018

There are some things drivers should know about TULSA car service and repair. First and foremost, Cartec Automotive Service cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the foundation for a mutually beneficial experience for years to come.Building on that foundation, there are some things that would help you understand the auto service and repair business better. First, it... read more

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Most TULSA drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your engine... read more

Automotive Tips from Cartec Automotive Service: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Monday 04 June 2018

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around TULSA.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timin... read more

New School: Automotive Cartec Automotive Service Technician Training

Sunday 27 May 2018

TULSA consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made significant improvements in reliability and performance over the last few decades. They also deliver more power to TULSA drivers more efficiently than ever before. For example, some of today's 4-cy... read more

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 20 May 2018

Today in the Cartec Automotive Service auto care blog, we're going to talk to TULSA drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Cartec Automotive Service customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shortened the published intervals for several of their engine models. They originally published intervals that extended out to a much as 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers... read more

Exhaust Service at Cartec Automotive Service: Passing the Smell Test

Tuesday 15 May 2018

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most TULSA residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All OK folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at Cartec Automotive Service i... read more

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Cartec Automotive Service

Sunday 06 May 2018

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as you drive around the TULSA area. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber.That's why all vehicles, including vehicles... read more

Serpentine Belt Service at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

Tuesday 01 May 2018

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy TULSA road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - which cools the engine; the air conditioning and the power steering pump. All are pretty important parts. It is called a serpentine belt because it snakes around a bunch of engine componen... read more

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in TULSA, OK

Monday 23 April 2018

TULSA auto owners may know that most automotive failures in TULSA, OK, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of you.A vehicle's engine creates a lot of heat - so much heat, that if it is not properly cooled, the engine can lock up, resulting in massive damage and repair bills. But when everything is working right, y... read more

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Sunday 15 April 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the TULSA area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that something's wrong with the brakes is an unusual sound. It could be a squeal, chatter or grinding sound. Some brake pads have a little piece of metal embedded in them that will make a squeal or chirping s... read more

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